Anzhi Makhachkala striker Lacina Traore reveals English dream

Lacina Traore: Happy at Anzhi Makhachkala but has always liked English football

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Lacina Traore has insisted he is happy at Anzhi Makhachkala but admitted he dreams of one day playing in the Premier League.

The giant Ivorian striker, 22, has been in great form recently and scored against Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.

He has been linked with a move to English football and admits it would be wrong to rule anything out, although he remains firmly focused on performing well for Anzhi.

"England is a great place to play, I am no different to any other player," said Traore. "It is a dream but I am happy here, although you never know."

Traore hopes Anzhi can push on from their 1-0 victory over Liverpool, which took the Russian side top of Europa League Group A.

"I am happy with my goal but I could have buried the two chances I had," he said. "But we won the game, so the misses were not costly.

"Liverpool are a good team, even with their star players left at home, but we are now top and I think we can go far in this competition."